Casino Review


Casinos are places where champagne glasses clink, money pours and people gather to try their luck at gambling. While a lot of casino games are fun and exciting, it is important to remember that the odds are stacked against you. In fact, the longer you gamble, the more likely you are to lose your money. In order to make a profit, casinos need to keep their players coming back and playing. They do this by offering comps to players who spend a lot of time and money at their tables and slot machines. These can include free hotel rooms, food, show tickets and limo service. This helps ensure that the casino will win the game every time.

With Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci reprising their roles from Goodfellas, Scorsese’s Casino is a spiritual sequel of sorts. However, the movie is less exuberant than it is rueful and keenly attuned to institutional systems of graft. The film’s liminal space is not that between Victorianism and Modernism, but rather between organized crime and big business, with the latter’s foibles and corruptions displacing the former’s bloodthirsty methods.

While Casino is filled with a slew of sub-plots and tangent stories, the main story revolves around Ace’s blind love for Ginger (Stone) and his subsequent fall from grace. Despite the unlikelihood of this relationship, it is compelling because of its depiction of mob-style greed and manipulation. Moreover, the film’s final scene, over images of the implosion of the Tangiers, is a potent visual reminder of what Vegas once was and what it has become.